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Project JXTA Celebrates its First Anniversary
Past Accomplishments and Future Projects

The Project JXTA community has grown to nearly 10,000 active developers and researchers working on approximately 80 different projects since its founding in April 2001 by Bill Joy and others. Today, dozens of ISVs are developing and shipping Project JXTA technology-based applications while even larger companies are making plans to integrate this technology into their enterprises and next-generation products.

Sun Creates Two New Business Organizations
Unified Software and Marketing and Business Development

Sun has announced the formation of two new business organizations. A new unified software organization will be led by Jonathan Schwartz as executive vice president, Software. Sun's new Marketing and Business Development organization will be led by Mark Tolliver as executive vice president, Marketing and Business Development and chief strategy officer. In addition, Larry Hambly, executive vice president, Enterprise Services, has decided to retire from full-time duties after more than 19 years of service with Sun. Patricia Sueltz, 49, will succeed Hambly in his current role.

Ed Zander to Retire From Full-time Duties This Summer
Scott McNealy to Reassume Title of President

Sun announced that after more than 15 years of service to Sun, Edward Zander, 55, president and chief operating officer, has decided to retire from his full-time duties with Sun. Effective July 1, 2002, Zander will hand over his full-time duties to Scott McNealy. He will then assist McNealy with the transition and begin a teaching and mentoring role at Sun for the balance of the calendar year.

Globalization Design of Solaris Operating Environment
Benefits of Universal Design

Sun engineers built the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) globalization architecture to transparently separate and hide language-specific details from the application programming interface, thereby allowing software applications to transparently inherit language support from the underlying platform.

Revision of the Solaris 8 Operating Environment Bonus Software Offerings
Updated Versions of the Oracle Bonus Software and More

In an effort to allow the most current and available bonus software to continue for the life of the Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE), the Oracle and iPlanet offerings included in the bonus software pack are being adjusted in all releases of the Solaris 8 OE.

Netscape 6.2.2 Enterprise
For the Solaris Operating Environment

The new Netscape 6.2.2 Enterprise for the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) includes powerful tools for searching the Web, communicating with colleagues, participating in discussion groups and creating dynamic Web pages--all in one integrated package. Performance improvements were made in start-up, memory footprint, Web page loading and mail/news. The My Sidebar feature allows for a customized place to track information such as stocks, news, calendar, music and more.

LSPP Certification for Trusted Solaris 8 Operating Environment
The Only Operating System to Achieve this Level of Certification

Trusted Solaris 8 4/01 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) received security certification under the Common Criteria Labeled Security Protection Profile (LSPP) at Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL4). The integrated platform of Trusted Solaris 8 OE expands the capabilities of the Solaris 8 OE for customers who require enhanced security and strong access control in a highly secure environment.

Solaris 8 2/02 Operating Environment Sun Hardware Platform Guide
Instructions and More

The Solaris 8 2/02 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) Sun Hardware Platform Guide includes information about installing software, supported Sun hardware, updating the Flash PROM on the Ultra 1, Ultra 2, Ultra 450 Workstations; Sun Enterprise 450 Systems and Sun Enterprise 3 x 00, 4 x 00, 5 x 00, and 6 x 00 systems, power management on Sun hardware, Alternate Pathing 2.3.1 on the Sun Enterprise servers, OpenBoot emergency procedures, commands for the Sun Fire 6800/4810/4800/3800 Server systems and localized packages on the supplement CD.

Ultra III Platform-Based Memory Option Repricing
Up to 45 Percent Price Reduction

There is up to a 45 percent price reduction on the 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB Next Generation Memory Expansion Kits for UltraSPARC III platform-based Sun systems. There is also a change in the discount category from H to A on the 1 GB memory expansion kit.

Repricing of the Sun StorEdge 9960 Fixed Configurations
For the Sun Fire 15K Server

Sun is announcing the repricing of the Sun StorEdge 9960 Fixed Configurations for the Sun Fire 15K Server. The Sun Fire 15K Server and Sun StorEdge 9960 Fixed Configurations combination provides a powerful solution for data center applications.

Sun StorEdge T3 High Density Configurations
New 181 GB Drive Addition

Introducing the Sun StorEdge T3 Array with 1 GB cache controller array configurations using 181 GB GB/7200 RPM FC-AL disk drives. The key features of the Sun StorEdge T3 181 GB Arrays are high density and lower cost.

9840B FC Tape Drive for Some Sun StorEdge Tape Libraries
100 Percent Throughput Increase vs. the 9840A

Sun is announcing the 9840B FC Tape Drive for the Sun StorEdge L180, L700 and L6000 Tape Libraries. The intended market are data center customers who require a robust drive, with fast transfer rates and fibre channel connectivity. The 9840B offers a hundred percent throughput increase versus the 9840A.

The 2002 Sun Microsystems and Top Coder Collegiate Challenge
Final Results

Finals for the 2002 Sun Microsystems and TopCoder Collegiate Challenge prize of $150,000, were held on Saturday, April 20, at the University Park Hotel at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The winner, 21-year-old Stanford junior Daniel Wright, pocketed $100,000. The Challenge began on February 19, 2002, with a field of 512 competitors, chosen based on their ratings in weekly online TopCoder competitions.

Joshua Bloch of Sun Wins Jolt Award
From Software Development Magazine

Joshua Bloch, senior staff engineer at Sun, won Software Development (SD) Magazine's Jolt Award for his book "Effective Java Progamming Language Guide." The awards are co-sponsored by WetPlanet Beverages and their popular soft drink brand, Jolt. Awards are given to products that have "jolted" the industry with their significance, making the difficult task of creating corporate software faster, easier and more efficient.

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